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Areca Hotel Penang: Stay At This Affordable Boutique Hotel In Penang

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Cheng Sim  •  Aug 12, 2020

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There's more to Penang than just delicious halal breakfast spots and beautiful Instagrammable spots. Situated on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it's brimming with heritage vibes that are evident across the stunning boutique hotels you see in Penang. If you want to relive the heritage side of Penang, there's a boutique hotel that ticks all the right boxes.
Credit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook Situated in Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, you can find your home away from home at Areca Hotel Penang. Sitting elegantly within the UNESCO World Heritage buffer zone, this hotel is named after the Areca Palm, also known as the Pinang palm that's seen on the state flag of Penang.
Credit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook Explore the beautifully tiled walkways in Areca Hotel Penang and you'll be amazed by how much character it has. Previously a row of pre-war shophouses belonging to Khoo Sian Ewe, one of the wealthiest businessmen in Penang back in the days, you can spot antiques furniture and doors around the hotel.
Credit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook There are 48 rooms available at Areca Hotel Penang, ranging from spacious family suites to garden rooms. If you're on a couple's getaway in Penang, you'll love the Heritage Room. With a king-size bed sitting in the heart of the room, the sight of the antique wardrobe and vintage Chinese doors will feel like a step back in time. 
Credit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook If you're on a girls' getaway with your best friend, the Heritage Loft is a charming room that's perfect for two. Situated on the top floor of the hotel, this room is a splendid combination of heritage and modern charm that's evident through the wooden parquet floors, cosy sofa and dim light fixtures.  If you're already feeling hungry, pull yourself a chair at Areca Cafe that serves modern European cuisine using local ingredients. With a menu put together by the cafe's Swiss-trained Chef Azman Othman, you can expect to see delicious meals, ranging from Nyonya chilli fish set to the classic Beef Burger. Remember to try Penang's local drink called nutmeg juice! While the cafe uses all ingredients and meats from halal-certified suppliers, do note that alcohol is served on the premise. For travellers who are looking for a gorgeous boutique hotel in Penang to stay in, look no further than Areca Hotel Penang! If you wish to explore more options, you're going to love sifting through these awesome boutique hotels in Penang. Rate: Starts at RM135 on Agoda Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang Contact: +604 261 0050 Website | Facebook | Instagram